Grand Teton National Park – June 2000
My friend and I were setting up our tent and firing up our stove next to Lake Solitude when I suddenly noticed this rare moment. We hadn’t seen much of the sun all day until it peeked over a mountain range and under a bank of clouds. My supper didn’t even get cold since the stripe only lasted about forty seconds. The next day I thought that this was the last photo I ever would take. During an eighty mile per hour snowstorm, I almost fell through a cornice on Paintbrush Divide. I had to bivouac for a few hours and had some close calls while self-arresting on the way down the mountain.